Energetic, Unique, Hot Latin/World Sounds!
Sang Matiz Band plays a diverse repertoire of Afro-Brazilian/Peruvian rhythms with Flamenco finger picking and touches of Funk/R&B/Pop. This eclectic band also infuses tropical rhythms such as Cumbias, Salsa, Son Cubano, Merengue and more contemporary styles like Rock ballads, Latin Reggae, and SKA.
The extended repertoire of styles and rhythms, gives the band a special mark making them exclusive for your event or venue.
We knew they would be good, but to be that good? No way. They were AMAZING and even to say that isn't enough. Our wedding was beautiful, but it was absolute perfection and the BEST party we have ever been to, because Sang Matiz was there, playing their hearts out and giving the crowd exactly what they wanted - a dance party for the ages. They knew how to play to the crowd, were charismatic and were the utmost professional.
Rana, their band manager, was an ease to communicate with, and went above and beyond at every turn. Most especially, when we requested they play our first dance live - Rana kept open communication and was honest about the band's capabilities from the get-go and in the end, made our first dance exactly what we wanted when it would've been MUCH easier to play the original off a playlist.
I could go on and on and on ... long story short, Sang Matiz made our night and will forever be one of my favorite bands.
Response from Sang Matiz:
My god, Leanna...
Thank you infinitely for your enthusiasm and heartfelt words. It made us all, especially me, super happy to be able to give you two beautiful people what you wanted on your special day! We all had a blast performing for you all :) Stay vibrant, Besos!
Wow, I have nothing but love for the Trio that San Matiz provided us during the dinner portion of our event. My husband surprise party. Music was fantastic, professional and just an outstanding sound!
Our guest loved the way they played. Gifted artist, talent. I could have booked them for the whole evening and would have had a blast! Con mucho gusto, y Alegria! Gracias por tu musica, voz y personas!
Juan and Becky Pichardo
Very professional yet very laid back. So awesome to work with, and even more awesome to dance to! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Thank you to the entire band for a spectacular evening.
-Michael Lindgren, Company Manager
Response from Sang Matiz:
Michael, it was beyond a pleasure to be part of your celebration and exchange amazing energy with you all! Many thanks to you and your team for all of the accommodations and hospitality - Sang Matiz has never felt so warmly welcomed and taken care of. Looking forward to playing for you all again!
My husband hired Sang Matiz for our private party and they were phenomenal -- the energy in their music makes you want to dance all night! Super talented and down-to-earth musicians
Response from Sang Matiz:
Thank you for the kind words and enthusiasm! It was our pleasure to perform for your husband's birthday, Marina, and we're grateful for the opportunity to share our music with you all :)
What to Expect
We can perform for more quiet groups, as well as a more danceable crowd. We'll light up your event with a unique mix of South American music and pop, touching melodies that will transport you to a time where every art form is possible--- a moment in time to remember forever. We'll make sure we satisfy your guests by measuring our takes while we play. Understanding dynamics is everything; we watch for the right moments to be more subtle, and the right moments to kick up the energy for more fun. We listen to your needs and what you ask of us at all times. Book Sang Matiz to make your event memorable!
...Sounds like The Gypsy Kings and Jamiroquai had a baby in South America! (Easier to understand once you listen to the music)
Sang Matiz has been performing for 6 years, fusing World and Afro-Brazilian/Peruvian beats with contemporary rhythms such as Pop, Jazz, and Funk. Thanks to a grant awarded by The California Arts Council Endowment for the Arts and The San Francisco Arts Commission for Cultural Equity, they released the album, “Ship It!”.
Most recently in August 2015, they were chosen and honored to open for the legendary Cuban band "Buena Vista Social Club" Orchestra for their “Adios Tour." Throughout the years, they’ve also had the great opportunity to collaborate with various renowned Bay Area musicians such as: Jackeline Rago (Master Percussionist), Miguelito Martinez (Flutist/Composer), Silvestre Martinez (Composer/Percussionist), and Grammy Award-winner Braulio Barrera (Pacific Mambo Orchestra), among many others. In addition, they've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with national and international acts such as Jorge Santana (Malo) and Pete Escovedo.
Yuriza Jared (Singer/Songwriter)
Eddie Cabezas (Lead Guitarist)
Caroline Chung (Bass player)
Jesus Martinez (Drummer)
Clark Seal (Congas/Timba/Percussion)
Back up Musicians:
Braulio Barrera (Bongo & Cajon player)
"We hope all listeners enjoy and feel identified with our music and the ideals behind it"
--- Sang Matiz
Additional Booking Notes
We provide a PA if needed for a $150 fee. If you provide sound: We require a minimal of 1000 watt, 12-channel PA, and a 25-ft extension cord. More details as requested.
Past Booked Events
|September 04, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Birthday Party|
|September 01, 2016 • 5:00pm - 8:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|July 02, 2016 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm||Retirement Party|
|June 19, 2016–June 20, 2016 • 10:00pm - 1:00am||Nonprofit Event|
|February 06, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||MAPP in the Mission, San Francisco CA|
|May 16, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
We provide mostly original tunes. But we have a few cover songs we integrated on our Set:
Para la Habana me voy
La Negra tiene tumbao
La Vida es un Carnaval
Entre dos Aguas
Poquito a poco
Vivir mi Vida
But if you have a suggestion, we can play it for you, with enough time before the show for us to practice it.
|Eddie Cabezas||Lead Guitarist|
|Braulio Barrera||Invited percussion|
Influences & Inspiration
Too many to mention but.....Gypsy Kings, Amigos Invisibles, Ojos de Brujo, Jamiroquai, BBKing, Celia Cruz, Gilberto Gil, Lauren Hill, NovaLima, Carlos Vives, Paco de Lucia, Juaneco y su Combo, Los Mirlos...
1000 Watts Power
14-Channel PA (XLR and 1/4 inch inputs)
4 Vocal Mics
Mics for 2 Guitar Amps
6 Instrument Mics
25 Ft Extension Cord